EVENT INFO

Fancourt (The Links)
Montagu Street
Blanco
George
6530
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)44 804 0000
Fax: +27 (0)44 804 0700
Web: www.fancourt.com

Location:
5 km/3 miles west of central George
435 km/270 miles east of Cape Town
1160 km/720 miles south west of Johannesburg

Nearest airport:
George – GRJ (15 minute transfer; 7 km/4.5 miles)

COURSE INFO

Greens
Type of grass - Penn A4 Bent Grass
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed / stimpmeter reading - 10' 5" - 11'
Any specific comments - seven months old and firm with some contouring

Collars
Type of grass - Perennial Rye, Fescue, Bent Grass
Height of cut - 6mm first cut, 9mm further out
Any specific comments - cut to encourage 'bump and run' shots

Tees
Type of grass - Perennial Rye, Fescue, Bent Grass
Height of cut - 5mm

Fairways
Type of grass - Perennial Rye, Fescue, Bent Grass
Height of cut - 10mm
General width and contouring - 20-40m wide, undulating and contoured to drains
Any specific comments - 24 hectares of fairway

Rough
Type of grass - Perennial Rye, Fescue and Bent Grass
Height of cut - semi 25mm, intermediate 57mm, rough never cut
Any specific comments - only 6 hectares of semi and intermediate rough

Weather
Weather in advance - hot, maximum daily temperature between 25 and 40°C, March typically low rainfall
Forecast for tournament - medium term forecasts predict very hot and dry conditionsbut the weather in this specific area is notoriously difficult to predict

Course
Opened - 2000
Course designer - Gary Player
Special features - the course was built on the old George airport and more than 700,000 cubic metres of earth were moved to create this special course
General playability - links style
Undulating / flat - undulating; rolling dunes
Tree lined / exposed - exposed
Many / few water hazards - subtle water hazards in play on 10 holes
Changes to the course - new greens and bunkers constructed during past year

Other features
Host to 2003 Presidents Cup, 2005 South African Open and the 2005 Woman's World Cup of Golf. The course is often rated as the most difficult course in South Africa. The course is an amazing and intricate design with the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop. The course is also an environmental masterpiece and many wonderful ecosystems and wildlife are now found on a site that was once a 'sterile' airport.

Card Of Course

The Links


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14364333 104391357
23214196 113148135
34388355 124417381
44437399 135512468
55501458 144324296
64325297 154396362
74440402 165561513
83182166 173163149
95561513 185528483
Out3634123119 In3734403144
7368526263


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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1RUANGKIT, BoonchuTHA18-3
T2LINCOLN, BobbyRSA18Par
T2TORRANCE, SamSCO18Par
T4CHAPMAN, RogerENG182
T4FRANCO, AngelPAR182
6CAMERON, BobENG184

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